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Lyman Young Cartoons

An inventory of his cartoons at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: BB
Date: Dec 1968

Biographical History

Lyman Young (1893-1984) was an American cartoonist. Born in Chicago, he studied at the Chicago Art Institute, served in World War I with an ambulance company in France, and worked as a salesman before he started his cartooning career in 1924, taking over C. W. Kahles' The Kelly Kids. In 1927 Young created his first original strip, a spin-off of The Kelly Kids entitled The Kid Sister. He is best known for Tim Tyler's Luck, which he started in 1928; so popular was the daily strip that a movie was made of it in 1937 starring Frankie Young. When Lyman died his son Bob took over the strip. In 1977 he received the National Cartoonists Society Silver T-Square Award.

His brother Chic Young was also a cartoonist and created the long-running newspaper comic strip Blondie.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Lyman Young Cartoons collection contains 6 original daily cartoons from the newspaper adventure strip Tim Tyler's Luck (1933).

Arrangement of the Collection

Items are arranged chronologically.


Access Restrictions:

The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.

Use Restrictions:

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

Related Material

Special Collections Research Center also has the Chic Young Cartoons, containing original cartoons by Lyman's brother and creator of the comic strip Blondie.

Subject Headings


Young, Lyman.

Associated Titles

Tim Tyler's luck (comic strip)


American wit and humor, Pictorial.
Caricatures and cartoons -- United States.
Cartoonists -- United States.
Comic books, strips, etc.

Genres and Forms

Cartoons (humorous images)



Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Lyman Young Cartoons,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Rendell, 1968.

Table of Contents

Tim Tyler's Luck cartoons